What is the best thing I can do to reduce my carbon footprint?

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    One of the first things you can do to reduce your carbon footprint is to cut back on your energy usage. Electricity production (derived from coal-burning power plants) is one of the biggest sources of carbon emissions. Seventy percent of all U.S. electricity is produced as a result of burning fossil fuels. Statistics show that every year, an individual American is responsible for about 22 tons of carbon dioxide emissions. One site says that moving a thermostat down two degrees in winter and up two degrees in summer will save 2,000 pounds of carbon dioxide and $98 a year. The site also goes on to say that if every household in America replaced just three bulbs with energy-efficient fluorescent bulbs, we would all save $60 a year and collectively keep a trillion pounds of CO2 out of the atmosphere. Another option, although it is a more expensive one, is to install double-pane windows, which will save approximately 10,000 pounds of CO2 a year.

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    1. Become a vegan

    *This is the most impactful thing you can do to reduce the size of your carbon footprint.
    Check out the reasons at
    http://www.ecostreet.com/blog/sustainable-lifestyle/2007/09/11/7-big-ways-to-reduce-your-carbon-footprint/

    2. Switch to green electricity
    It’s simple to switch to renewable energy with the Green Energy Helpline (http://green.energyhelpline.com/ecostreet)

    3. Get rid of your tumble dryer
    4. Insulate your home properly
    5. Park your car
    6. Stop flying
    * Flying is the fastest growing cause of climate change
    7. Be an eco-activist

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